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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Transfer Council​

Background

The Transfer Council was established under Senate Bill 233 (2021) with a focus on transfer and articulation across the public institutions in Oregon. It is charged to develop recommendations on a common course numbering system and Major Transfer Maps, and to address other credit transfer-related concerns, building upon the transfer work previously completed under HB 2998 (2017). Senate Bill 233 requires the HECC to establish, by rule, a common course numbering system and system of transfer and articulation, based on recommendations from the Transfer Council.

Public Meetings: All public meetings of the Transfer Council and its subcommittees are posted in two places on our site: 

  • Current HECC Public Meetings page of the website: in addition to Transfer Council meetings, this page is where you can find links to all other public meetings of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and its subcommittees
  • Transfer Council Public Meeting Archive: this page has records of all public meetings of the Transfer Council​ including past meetings.

In addition, tentative public meeting dates are included under the Meeting and Event Calendar. 

Recent and Past Meeting Records: Records of all recent past public meetings of the Council are in Transfer Council Public Meeting Archive.

Transfer Council Members​

​Name
Transfer Council Position/Term
Affiliation ​​

​Adam Mahlum

​Accelerated College Credit Educator HS, 3-year term*
​Teacher Liberty High School

Alix Gitelman​​


​Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, the 3-year term*​

​Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, OSU

Angie Geno

​​​Student, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term

​Board Chair and LBCC representative, Oregon Community College Student Association (OCCSA)​​

David Plotkin
​​Academic Officer, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021,  2-year term
Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Clackamas CC
​​Gloria Crisp

Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Adult and Higher Education Program Chair, OSU
​Iriana Rosales
​HS Student, Baker High School
​Baker High School ELL Coordinator/Latino-ax Family Liasion/Interpreter/Translator
​​Kate Sullivan

Faculty Member, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Writing Instructor, Lane CC
Larry Roper
Ex-Officio, non-voting, HECC designee
HECC Commissioner; Professor, School of Language, Culture, and Society, OSU H.S.
Linda Fergusson-Kolmes​
Faculty Member, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, the 3-year term*
​Biology Instructor, PCC
​Peter Jacobson 
​Student, Oregon Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
​Student, SOU
Raya Nichols
​Academic Officer, OR High School, appointed Oct 2021, the 3-year term*
Associate Coordinator Career & College Pathways, Hillsboro H.S.
Susan Jeffords
​Academic Officer, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
​​Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, PSU
​Tad Shannon
Faculty Member, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, the 3-year term*
​​Associate Professor, Computer Science, WOU
​Teresa Rivenes​
Academic Officer, OR Community college, appointed Oct 2021, 3-year term*​​
​​Vice President of Instruction, Tillamook Bay CC
Tressa Seydel

​Transfer Specialist, OR Public University, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Director of Advising & Operations, EOU
Tyler Hayes
Transfer Specialist, OR Community College, appointed Oct 2021, 2-year term
Director of Admissions/Registrar, Central Oregon CC
​​*Initial term is only 3 years. If renewed, the subsequent term is 2 years.

Requirements on Membership

The Transfer Council is comprised of representatives from Oregon public universities, community colleges, and secondary education institutions or organizations. Under Senate Bill 233, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) requests nominations for 15 positions to be filled by official students, faculty members, and administrator organizations at Oregon public universities, community colleges, and/or high schools to serve on a Transfer Council beginning in Fall of 2021. The chairperson of the Commission, or a designee of the chairperson of the Commission, serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member.​

Transfer Council Subcommittees​

The following are subcommittees of the Transfer Council and are charged with advising the Council on Major Transfer Maps in a particular subject. Subcommittee meetings are public and information is available through the same channels as the Council meetings noted above.

  • ​Biology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee 
  • Business Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Computer Science Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Elementary Education Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • English Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Human Development & Family Studies Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Psychology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee
  • Sociology Major Transfer Map (MTM) Subcommittee

Click here to view past meeting materials​